Owner's Other EV2011 Nissan Leaf
LocationSacramento, California United States map
Vehicle1974 Porsche 914
Limited Edition - Bumblebee Porsche 914
MotorAdvanced DC 4001 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 speed
ControllerCurtis 1231
might send it in for the 1000amp upgrade...on the todo list.
Batteries42 Thunder Sky 160AHA, 3.40 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-40
DC/DC ConverterIota
Top Speed95 MPH (152 KPH)
Accelerationwas slow on lead....we'll see about lithium.
Range80 Miles (128 Kilometers)
could have been 80 if I took 20 hours to get there. Was really
more like 40 with real world driving.

I expect lithium to have a real world range of 80 miles.
Watt Hours/MileI'll get good numbers once I'm back on the road.
EV Miles
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight0
I plan to weight the car this time...it was very heavy with lead,
but should be 600lbs lighter with Lithium.
Conversion Timelots
Conversion Costtoo much
Additional FeaturesLightening the car with fiberglass bumpers, hood, trunk, rocker panels.
I originally converted this car in 1995. It has gone through 3 packs of lead acid batteries.

I'm now (2011) installing a set of Thundersky lithium batteries so I'll never have to
change the pack again.

code by jerry